Share1 Shares 1K The existence of the death penalty in any society raises one underlying question: The lister has set out to examine both sides of the debate over the ethics and legality of capital punishment, especially in the US, and chooses neither side in any of the following entries.
In Favor of the Death Penalty By: In Favor of the Death Penalty In Favor of the Death Penalty Many state legislatures are abolishing the death penalty; but without it, can justice ever really be carried out for murderers? In this essay I will argue in favor of the death penalty.
My main argument will be that the death penalty is imperative to carrying out justice in regard to murderers.
This is similar to the golden rule that we are taught as children. Treat others as you would like to be treated. By murdering a human being, a person is saying that they would like to be treated in the same manner.
One main concern with the death penalty is the possibility of it to be carried out on innocent people. This is a risk, and just like many other things people do, they take their chances.
Similarly, someone could be wrongly accused and convicted, sentenced to death; this does not mean it should be abolished. The death penalty is something else that includes chances people are willing to take.
Illinois Governor George Ryan put a suspension on the death penalty in He believed that due to race issues, class issues, and statistics that show more people on death row who were wrongly accused than rightly, the death penalty was not being carried out in a way that was appropriate.
Contemporary Moral Problems, White, pg These reasons do not show me that capital punishment should be banned. If two siblings were caught fighting and one was punished, but it was found to be the fault of the second, should the second not too be punished? The possibility that innocent people may be punished is irrelevant to the justice of the guilty.
The race and class issues that Governor Ryan was concerned with are less important than the issue of justice. Contemporary Moral Problems, White, pg Earnest van den Haag argues these points, the main being "Equality, in short, seems morally less important than justice. Studies have shown that this is not the case, but deterrence is not the reason for capital punishment.
The reason is justice.Pro Death Penalty Arguments If you are finding it difficult to decide whether you should support the practice of death penalty or oppose it, you should go through this compilation of pro death penalty arguments often put forth by those who feel that it's a necessity for a crime-free society.
Kill the Death Penalty: 10 Arguments Against Capital Punishment. by. Dan Brook (Photo: Kurt and Sybilla/ cc/ Flickr) We need to kill the death penalty, not people. Here are 10 reasons why, any one of which could be enough.
1) Democracy. The death penalty is totalitarian. prisoners on death row have been found to be innocent of the. Feb 19, · One of the best arguments for the death penalty is that capital punishment is a huge deterrent we have to prevent others from committing heinous crimes.
The argument here is that we simply can't afford to keep these people alive nor do we have any responsibility to do so. I have always been in favor of death penalty. Reviews: Jun 01, · This list examines both sides of the debate over the ethics and legality of the death penalty, especially in the US.
This list examines both sides of the debate over the ethics and legality of the death penalty, especially in the US.
5 Arguments For And Against The Death Penalty. FlameHorse June 1, Share Stumble DEATH PENALTY ARGUMENTS: Deterrent or Revenge (Pros and Cons) This argument for continuation of the death penalty is most likely a deterrent, “I favor the death penalty as a matter of justice and human dignity even apart from deterrence.
There are many arguments in favor of the death penalty.
Two theorists in particular stood out to me while addressing pro capital punishment arguments. Ernest van den Haag’s chapter, “Justice, Deterrence and the Death Penalty” and Louis P.